Learn about first foods for babies and baby-led weaning Workshop Description: Join nutritionist Megan Sanctuary in learning about the best first foods to feed your baby. During this workshop, you will learn how to make infant custard from raw milk, cream, egg yolks, blackstrap molasses (or banana), and vanilla. As we bake, we will discuss […]
How To Make Goat Milk Baby Formula Workshop
During this workshop you will learn the basics of infant nutrition and nutrition of raw goat milk compared to cow and mother’s milk; how to safely handle and store raw milk; how to source the necessary ingredients to make the formula; how to combine the ingredients for optimal taste, texture, and storage; how to properly store and reheat the formula; and receive an introduction to modifying the formula to suit the individual needs and tolerances of your infant.
How to Get What You Need: What We Learned at the HUM Exchange
New Life Birth Center recently attended the Huddle Up Moms’ community exchange event, featuring a great panel discussion about what it means and looks like for women to advocate for themselves in their birth space, work place, doctor’s office, and relationships. . .
Does Insurance Cover Midwives and Birth Centers?
As families are rushing to lock in their 2022 health care plans before open enrollment closes on December 15, it may be particularly important for women of childbearing age to investigate how or whether their health insurance providers will cover the type of care they desire in case of pregnancy.
Karen’s Low Carb Recipes
Are you hungry for some healthy, low-carb options for breakfast, snack time, or sandwiches?
Funniest Father’s Day Giveaway 2021! 🎁💰🏆
Enter to win over $75 in gift cards and prizes from local businesses in our 2021 Funniest Father’s Day Giveaway!
New Breastfeeding Support Groups Are Here!
New local breastfeeding support groups are starting June 2021 in Rocky Mount and Martinsville. Free and open to all expecting and nursing mothers, these once-a-month groups will focus on education and peer support, led by certified lactation counselor Laura Kefauver, mother of seven and experienced breastfeeding expert and birth assistant at New Life Birth Center.
Mother’s Day Giveaway Raffle 2021! 🌸🌷🎁
Check out the details for our Mother’s Day 2021 Giveaway Raffle! Enter to win a 30-day supply of prenatal vitamins!
A Call to Make a Difference for Black Mothers: Part 4
Each woman had the support of people who advocated for her. To me it also seems that each woman was an active participant in her care giving her power and autonomy.
A Call to Make a Difference for Black Mothers: Part 3
In all transparency, in my mind I knew exactly how I was going to approach the interview process, and I knew exactly what I was going to write. Until the interviews.
Half Dozen at the Birth Center
With a wealth of birth center, parenting, and life experience to share, we are delighted to bring you this interview with Kayla. From the benefits of a multi-generational support system to her thoughts on advocating for Black mothers and families, Kayla has much to bring to the table.
A Call to Make a Difference for Black Mothers: Part 2
I have worked in healthcare for 25 years. I know my rights as a patient, and I am not a docile person. In my mind I wondered how many times this happened to other women. If I was treated that way and I worked in health care, what then of the women who didn’t?
A Call to Make a Difference for Black Mothers: Part 1
The midwifery model of care certainly offers a more rounded and whole approach to the needs and care of women in pregnancy. However, is it enough to address the gaps that exist in pregnancy outcomes related to ethnicity?
Meet The Woman Who “Failed” To Give Birth Naturally: Part 7
Riding in the back of a rickety ambulance while mostly naked, feverish, still having contractions–it was an agonizingly slow 30 minutes. I don’t think I’ve ever wanted anything in my life more than to be out of that ambulance. . .
Meet The Woman Who “Failed” To Give Birth Naturally: Part 6
All the other kids in our family were born in a hospital, and those were all vaginal births. In my case, the only child born by c-section started at a birth center with a midwife. . .
Meet The Woman Who “Failed” To Give Birth Naturally: Part 5
After the c-section they rolled me into another room and, an hour later, they brought my baby to me. An hour after birth, I finally got to hold my daughter against my chest and really look at her face. . .
Meet The Woman Who “Failed” To Give Birth Naturally: Part 4
I didn’t want this c-section, but now they were rolling me into the surgical suite. . .
Meet The Woman Who “Failed” To Give Birth Naturally: Part 3
After over an hour of pushing, this baby had not budged whatsoever. There should have been some kind of progress if there were going to be any. The c-section appeared to be my only and last resort. . .
Meet The Woman Who “Failed” To Give Birth Naturally: Part 2
It was never supposed to happen this way. It was the worst case scenario. I was the five percent, the 1 in 20. I knew it was possible it would go like this, but I had placed my bets according to probability- according to the statistics. It wasn’t likely, but here I was. . .
Meet The Woman Who “Failed” To Give Birth Naturally: Part 1
There I was, laying mostly naked on an ambulance stretcher in a white room full of fluorescent lights at the hospital. Every two minutes or so I would yell for about a minute through another strong contraction with a crowd of doctors and medical students standing by. . .